Workshop on Robot Competitions: What did we learn? @IROS2015

This workshop aims to bring together experts active in areas of applied robotics to review past robot competitions and to find out what can be learnt from such competitions and to what extent these competitions underpin and further robot research. As an outcome, the workshop will attempt to create guidelines for future robot competitions and how those can be improved so that tangible results useful for future research and technological development can be extracted. The workshop will explore the synergies that will arise from robotic competitions for education, for the advance of modern robots and robotic technologies and/or to promote practical applications, such as rehabilitation, medical robotics, care of the elderly, search and rescue, factories of the future, etc.

Presentations and round table discussions will focus on obstacles and challenges and the future direction of robot competitions. The workshop will also act as a platform for wider discussions and aims at establishing guidelines/recommendations for future robot competitions.